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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Cooking with Banshee: Grilled Fish Tacos

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner.  Regardless of your heritage, this holiday is a tremendous excuse to eat delicious Mexican food.  This grilled fish tacos  recipe originally came from  As always, I added a couple tweaks and tips.  The chipotle lime dressing sets these grilled fish tacos apart.

If served with sides, this recipe will serve approximately 4 people.

Grilled Fish Tacos

Marinade Ingredients:
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
4 Tbs white vinegar
4 Tbs lime juice
Zest of 2 limes
1 Tbs honey
4 cloves minced garlic
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
2 tsp Old Bay seasoning
1 tsp black pepper
2 tsp Tabasco sauce
1.5 lbs tilapia filets

Marinade Directions:
Cut the tilapia fillets into chunks.  Place the fish in a strong ziplock bag.  Whisk together all the remaining ingredients.  Pour into the bag and seal tightly.  Refrigerate for 6 to 8 hours, turning once.

Chipotle Lime Dressing Ingredients:
8 oz sour cream
1/2 cup adobo sauce from canned chipotle peppers
2 Tbs fresh lime juice
Zest of 1 lime
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp Old Bay seasoning
Pinch of salt
Pinch of black pepper

Chipotle Lime Dressing Directions:
Combine sour cream and adobo sauce in a bowl.  Stir in the lime juice, lime zest, cumin, chili powder and Old Bay.  Cover and refrigerate until it is time to serve.  At least one hour.

Taco and Topping Ingredients:
1 package flour soft tacos
Shredded white cabbage
Chopped cilantro
Fresh corn salsa

Cooking and Serving Directions:
Oil grill and heat to medium heat.  Remove fish from marinade.  Drain of excess liquid and discard marinade.  Place fish on the grill (a grill pan is recommended).  Cook for about 9 minutes, turning once.  Fish should flake easily with a fork.

Heat the tortillas as directed on the package.  Place shredded cabbage in the center of the soft tortilla. Add fish pieces.  Drizzle with dressing.  Top with corn salsa.  Garnish with cilantro and enjoy!

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

March Madness Master 2015

On Monday night, the Duke Blue Devils won NCAA men's basketball championship.  It wasn't until the final horn ended the game in Indianapolis that Chris Carlberg could officially be crowned king of the 2015 Banshee Sports Bracket Challenge.

The whole complexion of the bracket challenge changed when Kentucky was eliminated in the semi-finals.  When the championship game tipped off on Monday night, Jerry Wetzel, AKACliffy and Chris Carlberg were the only participants still in position to win it all.  Jerry had Wisconsin picked as the champion.  Chris and AKACliffy both had Duke.  When Duke won the title, Chris won the bracket challenge and and the barbecue sauce by virtue of the tie breaker.  Chris predicted the final score would favor Duke by a score of 67-63.  The actual final score was 68-63.

Chris Carlberg is a familiar name on this website.  Chris won the inaugural Banshee Sports Bracket Challenge in 2012.  Chris also bared his soul to the world in his heartfelt post on the Buffalo Bills that appeared as part of the Fan's Voice series.  Chris is a worthy recipient of the barbecue sauce because he is the father of three children with healthy, meat-loving appetites.

When asked about his thoughts on winning the 2015 Banshee Sports Bracket Challenge, Chris replied, "It's not about having the best bracket.  It's about beating Jerry Wetzel at one thing in life."

Thank you to all who participated in this year's competition.  Until next year ....

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